How to measure

Measure up for your wardrobe doors and drawers

Follow these simple steps to ensure that your measurements for your wardrobe doors and drawers are accurate.

  • Always work in millimetres – here at the Mersey MDF Plas & Ply our online ordering system & all of our highly accurate machines operate in millimetres, having to convert from inches to millimetres can cause inaccuracies.
  • Be methodical – for example, start by measuring all of your wall unit doors, then do your base unit doors,then finish with your drawer fronts, this way will ensure you don’t accidentally miss a door or drawer front from your order.
  • Open the door or drawer and measure from the inside. This is because the back sides of wardrobe doors and drawer fronts are usually flat so you will be able to get an accurate measurement.
  • Measure the height first & then the width. As a general rule, the height is the longer length on doors and will be the direction the grain will run in unless you tick the “reverse grain” box when ordering to reverse the grain. NB: on drawer fronts the grain will run along the horizontal length unless otherwise requested.

If you require hinge holes to be drilled into your wardrobe doors for hanging

  • After you have measured each door you should measure the distance from the top of the door to the centre of the hinge hole and do the same for the bottom. If these distances are the same then your wardrobe door is universal hanging meaning you can turn it over & it can be hung on the left or the right hand side. However, if these distances are different then you need to specify when ordering that your door is either left or right hanging and ensure you put the distances from top and bottom in the correct order.